Emma Tennant

“She took me way out of my comfort zone but pushed me so I could prove to myself that I could do it.”

Well we have made it through the 10 weeks. I’m not going to lie, it’s been hard, and very emotional. But most of all it has been so much fun. From someone who dreaded walking into the gym I now enjoy it. I have met some amazing people throughout the challenge. Both teams are filled with such lovely people and the trainers have been fantastic.

Having a PT was a big thing for me. Knowing someone was going to get up close and personal was a very unnerving thought. Lizzie made me feel comfortable whilst pushing me to do more than I ever felt possible. When she got injured and could no longer train us I got really down and nervous…I hated the idea of having to start over with a new PT. A new person being so close to me that they see my red face, and can see me sweating…ahhhh it’s just so scary.

Tracey stepped in for Lizzie when she got injured and I have nothing but praise for her. Her training style was so different from Lizzie’s and was something I thought I would hate…but to my surprise I really enjoyed it. She took me way out of my comfort zone but pushed me so I could prove to myself that I could do it. I now find myself wanting to do the HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) training. Friday challenge days are by far the best. Although the prizes were great it was more about getting out there, having fun and taking the bragging rights.

Depression has always been a big thing for me, but over these last 10 weeks I feel like I have grown so much. I feel like I’m doing something for me. After the challenge I am planning on continuing my fitness journey as I’m still quite a way off where I want to be. But I now have the tools to be able to do it, and for that I cannot thank everyone involved enough.